AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19 (UPI) — A Texas veterinarian’s license was suspended for one year by the state for killing a cat with a bow and arrow and then bragging about it online.
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners suspended Kristen Lindsey’s license for one year, is requiring her to participate in continuing education on animal welfare and will be on probation for four years once the suspension is over.
Lindsey posted a picture of herself on Facebook proudly holding the cat, a tabby named Tiger, with an arrow through its head.
“My first bow kill, lol,” she said in the post. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its’ head. Vet of the year award… gladly accepted.”
Lindsey was fired from her job at the Washington Animal Clinic after the picture went viral. Her lawyer said she during a hearing before the board that she did not act with criminal recklessness and that she though the cat was feral.
After the one-year suspension, Lindsey will be on probation for four years, requiring her to work with a supervising veterinarian and submit quarterly reports to the veterinary board.